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TV THIS WEEK: Dune debuts, Locke & Key S2, Girl in the Woods; Chucky and Day of the Dead on SYFY & more

By Trent Moore
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The war for spice is about to ramp up — not to mention a war for magical keys and more than a few terrifying tales with killer dolls, killer zombies and monsters.

The latest big release from Warner Bros. hits this week in theaters and on streaming, so look for Dune to be lighting up HBO Max this weekend. Netflix has Season 2 of Locke & Key, and Peacock has the first season of its Buffy-esque new series The Girl in the Woods dropping just in time for a good pre-Halloween binge session.

SYFY's schedule is full of scary good stuff this week, led by new episodes of Chucky and Day of the Dead. Peacock has a new Lost Symbol, HBO Max has new installments of Titans and Doom Patrol, and NBC has a fresh episode of its hit sci-fi survival disaster thriller La Brea. The CW's superhero slate is also fully loaded, with new episodes of DC's Legends of Tomorrow (with the team still stranded in the 1920s), plus Batwoman, Supergirl and Stargirl.

If you're looking for even more zombies, AMC's The Walking Dead franchise is going strong, even with the flagship series on hiatus, with new episodes of Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead; World Beyond. If you're into the Apple TV+ sci-fi fare, Foundation is new this week.

Check out the full rundown below and let us know what you'll be watching.


La Brea (NBC), Tuesday 9 p.m. - "The New Arrival"

The sight of a crashing plane spreads a wave of unexpected hope through the clearing as Eve and the others search for its fallen pilot; Gavin and Izzy seek help from an unlikely source after the government permanently suspends their sinkhole mission.

Chucky (SYFY/USA), Tuesday 10 p.m. - "Give Me Something Good to Eat"

Chucky targets one of Jake's frenemies, forcing Jake to either stop the killer doll — or help him.

The Girl in the Woods, Thursday - Season 1

SERIES PREMIERE: In the supernatural drama THE GIRL IN THE WOODS, monsters are real, kept at bay behind a mysterious door in a cult-like colony. Teenage runaway Carrie's job is to guard that door, but when strange occurrences begin to shake the sleepy mining town to its core, she must enlist the help of new friends Nolan and Tasha. The group becomes an unlikely trio of monster slayers, determined to save their loved ones.

Locke & Key (Netflix), Friday - Season 2

SEASON PREMIERE: After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father's death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them.

Dune (HBO Max), Friday

FILM PREMIERE: A gifted young man must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over a precious resource, only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Day of the Dead (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - "Chum"

Trapped in the basement of the morgue, Cam and Lauren strategize their escape from the dead.


Ordinary Joe (NBC), Monday 10 p.m. - "Mask On Mask Off"

Halloween events affect each world in profoundly different ways; while some are putting on a mask to hide from reality, others are shedding theirs and confronting past choices.

Creepshow (AMC), Monday 10 p.m. - "Holiday Special: Shapeshifters Anonymous"

Season 2 of the Shudder hit on AMC. Mysterious symptoms lead Robert Weston to believe he might be a werewolf, but when he goes to a Shapeshifters Anonymous support group, he learns there's something far more sinister than his curse to worry about.


DC's Stargirl (The CW), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "Summer School: Chapter Eleven"

After a frightening encounter leaves Courtney's life hanging in the balance, the team band together to determine their next steps.

La Brea (NBC), Tuesday 9 p.m. - "The New Arrival"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Supergirl (The CW), Tuesday 9 p.m. - "Nightmare in National City"

Kara lands her dream story for Catco, but when the city is suddenly attacked by a nightmare monster at the same time as her interview, she is forced to take a serious look at her life and decide if she can continue to live as both Kara and Supergirl.

Chucky (SYFY/USA), Tuesday 10 p.m. - "Give Me Something Good to Eat"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.



Transformers: Dark of the Moon (SYFY), Wednesday 7 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Again, Earth is caught in the middle when the resurrection of an ancient Transformer appears to turn the tide against the Autobots in their longstanding war with evil Decepticons.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Wednesday 8 p.m. - "The Need for Speed"

While the Legends contemplate how to get to New York, Behrad discovers Hoover has train tickets to DC; when Zari is stuck without the internet, she is forced to take a digital detox and becomes obsessed with figuring out who blew up the Waverider.

Batwoman (The CW), Wednesday 9 p.m. - "Loose Tooth"

When a new incarnation of Killer Croc surfaces and starts racking up a body count, the inaugural team-up of Batwoman and Alice is put to the test; Luke and Mary's relationship is strained under the weight of a secret Luke is keeping.

American Horror Story: Double Feature (FX), Wednesday 10 p.m. - "The Future Perfect"

Mamie takes matters into her own hands; the fate of the future is revealed.


The Girl in the Woods, Thursday - Season 1

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Lost Symbol (Peacock), Thursday - New Episode

A young Harvard symbologist must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.

Titans (HBO Max), Thursday - New Episode

Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find where they belong. In season three, circumstances draw our heroes to Gotham City, where they will reunite with old friends and face new threats.

Doom Patrol (HBO Max), Thursday - New Episode

Season three opens on the culmination of Dorothy's (Abigail Shapiro) confrontation with the Candlemaker that leads to a devastating loss. The Doom Patrol is at a difficult crossroads and each member struggles to face who they are and who they want to be. And things get a whole lot more complicated when Madame Rouge arrives in a time machine with a very specific mission, if only she could remember it.

Legacies (The CW), Thursday 9 p.m. - "There's No I In Team, or Whatever"

Hope has to relinquish control and allow Josie and friends to enact a risky plan that could save Landon; Landon and Cleo meet in Malivore's darkness and learn more about each other; Lizzie, Kaleb and Ethan volunteer together.

Ghosts (CBS), Thursday 9 p.m. - "Dinner Party"

Sam and Jay invite Henry and Margaret to a dinner party to woo them into allowing the bed and breakfast; the ghosts are desperately eager to be included on the guest list.

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Locke & Key (Netflix), Friday - Season 2

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Dune (HBO Max), Friday

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Foundation (Apple TV+), Friday - New Episode

Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, "Foundation" chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.

Nancy Drew (The CW), Friday 9 p.m. - "The Testimony of the Executed Man"

On the trail of the Frozen Hearts Killer, Nancy and her friends follow a surprising lead from a podcaster at an annual convention for amateur sleuths, where they also find themselves unraveling ghostly clues about a homicide from the 1950s.

Day of the Dead (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - "Chum"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Eli Roth's History of Horror (AMC), Friday 10 p.m. - "Apocalyptic Horror"

The apocalyptic visions of "World War Z," "Train to Busan," "Zombieland," "War of the Worlds," "I Am Legend," "The Omega Man," "10 Cloverfield Lane," "Night of the Comet" and "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers."


The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (HBO), Saturday 8 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren take on one of the most sensational cases of their careers when a young murder suspect claims demonic possession as his defense.

The Retreat (TMC), Saturday 9 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: A couple travel to a cabin to spend the weekend with friends, but upon arrival, the friends are nowhere to be found. The couple find themselves in a fight for their lives when they encounter militant extremists who are determined to exterminate them.


SCOOB! (Cartoon Network), Sunday 6 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever -- a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop the global dog-pocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny.

Legends of the Hidden Temple (The CW), Sunday 8 p.m. - "The Hawaiian Legend of Pele"

The teams must learn the story and repeat the great feats of Pele the Hawaiian goddess in order to win a chance at the $25,000 prize.

The Simpsons (Fox), Sunday 8 p.m. - "Lisa's Belly"

Marge puts a hurtful word in Lisa's brain; Bart gets in shape.

It: Chapter Two (TNT), Sunday 8 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Defeated by members of the Losers' Club, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine. Now adults, the united Losers must conquer their deepest fears to destroy the shape-shifting Pennywise once and for all.

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9 p.m. - "Six Hours"

As Morgan, Grace and Mo struggle to adapt to life on the submarine, a food shortage forces them to face the nuclear fallout outside the sub.

Killer Camp (The CW), Sunday 9 p.m. - "Killer Tan"

The remaining campmates have their first opportunity to expose the killer, or killers, in their ranks; each camper has the opportunity to win some cash in a game of brutal honesty.

Family Guy (Fox), Sunday 9:30 p.m. - "Brief Encounter"

When Peter and Quagmire accidentally switch underwear, they begin to mimic the other's behavior; Stewie and Doug agree to commit each other's murders.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond (AMC), Sunday 10 p.m. - "Family Is a Four Letter Word"

Tensions rise as the group questions past events and plans for the future; things get explosive as someone's abilities and loyalties are put to the test; a surprising discovery is made.

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